A Cotton Gin (short for cotton engine) is a machine that quickly and easily separates the cotton fibers…
Invented by Eli Whitney, the cotton gin is a machine that quickly separates the cotton from the seeds.
A machine which separated the seeds from raw cotton more rapidly than could be done by hand.
"Eli Whitney invented the cotton-gin in 1793."—E. Benjamin Andrews, 1895
Eli Whitney, inventor of the cotton gin.